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Children's LiteratureFive chapters tell the story of Chip the Pig's visit to Fitch the wolf's granny's house. The only glitch is that Chip wonders all the way there what they will eat for dinner and even jokes uneasily about whether Granny will like him baked or boiled? There are small references to "The Three Pigs," some funny comparisons as the naïve Chip notices all the cool things different from his house, like magazines in the bathroom and magnets on the refrigerator door, including one from Howlywood. When he spots Granny, her false teeth are giving her trouble and among Chip's nervous misunderstandings are a serving of "chunk of Chip pie." Just as he is about to bolt, Granny tucks her teeth in more tightly and says "Chocolate Chip Pie" and all ends well. The gentle humor and allusions reward older readers and the four to eight lines of text per page will not daunt them. Ansley's illustrations rely on black line and muted full color watercolor to bring the story details alive and young readers won't be disappointed in this third book in the "Fitch and Chip" series. 2004, Atheneum, Ages 6 to 8.
—Susan Hepler, Ph.D.